Oooo, look what I came across today....

I was out and about today, going to local areas of interest, and we stopped at a little shop I hadn't been in for years. In amongst all the old tools, and bits of paraphernalia, were all these magazines (Popular Mechanics, Science and Mechanics, etc.) from the time of my youth. I was THRILLED, and so I started going through them. Well, I would have loved to have taken the whole box of them (about 50 or so) home with me, but at $3 a pop, I decided on just 2.

The Popular Mechanics magazine from the year of my birth (not the month, this one was a Jan. issue). and the Science and Mechanics issue is from Aug. 1960. Neither is remarkable in any specific way (excepting the birth year one). At the same shop I also found an original copy of Gimbels Handy Book For Boys. © 1933

I am thrilled at this find, not that it is terribly valuable as an investment, the cover - binding is not so good, but at $5, it has a treasure trove of info and tips, very similar to "The Boy Mechanic, yet different too.


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mattwj20058 years ago
I was looking for a copy of Popular Science Monthly Volume 75. This includes Popular Science Monthly issues July to December 1909. There is nothing on eBay or Amazon. Google Books and Archive has nothing at the moment. Would you guys know where I could get this book? Any ideas? I would appreciate any ideas at all. Thanks.
Goodhart (author)  mattwj20058 years ago
I haven't the time at the moment to do an extensive search, but is it contained in the Project Gutenberg ® docs?

Project Gutenberg - 1835-1909 Side-Lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science
dombeef8 years ago
Hey you were born the same year as my dad!
Goodhart (author)  dombeef8 years ago
Um, I didn't really mention the year of my birth in my post up there :-) The Science and Mechanics issue is two years after my birth, the Popular Mechanics issue was dated Jan. 1958.
"The Popular Mechanics magazine from the year of my birth (not the month, this one was a Jan. issue). and the Science and Mechanics issue is from Aug. 1960."
Goodhart (author)  dombeef8 years ago
Oh duh on me....I see what you mean....sorry about that.
Ok
Goodhart (author)  dombeef8 years ago
Right, the Popular Mechanics mag. IS from the year of my birth, 1958, which I didn't include in the original post :-) and I also mention that I got the Science and Mechanics issue from Aug. 1960 ;-) but that is not the year of my birth
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=boy%20mechanic%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts

The Project Gutenberg copy is no good.

Book two is downloadable, but Book one, either read on line, or rediret to Google for a pay for download
Goodhart (author)  Lateral Thinker8 years ago
I have a hard copy of Book one I believe, and also a copy of The Boy Electrician (or something like that, it is at home so I can't check just now). There is a publisher that republishes books of this nature but they are expensive as all get out.
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